Holiday Survival Tips

The Holiday season is upon us, and with it comes fun memories and traditions. The downside? The season also comes with a less welcome side of stress, between wrapping a million gifts, long lines and listening to your Great Uncle Jeff tell that story (again).

A quick checklist of the essentials is key to getting through the craziness that comes with the season. We asked Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, for some of her Holiday survival tips and must-have Aerie items. Read on for Jenny’s tips below!

Jennys Holiday Survival Tips

Everything you need to survive the holidays starts at Aerie!

Jenny’s Essentials:

1. The Romantic Lace Bralette: The soft structure shows off your most natural shape. Just enough support with tons of comfort!

2. The Pushup Bare Bra: This is the best bra investment you can make! It will get you through every holiday event.

3. Outta-Sight Undie: Good undies are also important and panty lines are not allowed! This is a no-fuss option under any dress.

4. Moccasins: I can never have enough slippers around the holidays, and these are my favorite on the site right now.

5. The Aerie Blanket Scarf: I bought 4 of these blanket scarves for friends as gifts! You cannot go wrong!

6. Aerie Waffle Sleep Set: Mix & match pajamas are a favorite of mine for winter.

7. Aerie Flannel Pajama Pant: I love flannel bottoms with a drawstring. I love the ones with the shopping bear!

Jenny’s Holiday Survival Tips:

1. I like to glam up my holiday look with some jewelry, and this is where I make a little investment! I go for classic, personal pieces that make you feel special,

2. I love with the house smells delicious. If I’m not baking anything (which I’m probably not), then a yummy candle is the thing. I love fig scents, but pine smells really woodsy…a smell I appreciate living in the city!

3. A great pair of shoes that can carry you through all your holiday events is a must! For me, it’s a functional bootie in winter, with a touch of glam.

4. A live Christmas tree is a must for me. There is nothing that smells better and makes you live the holiday moment more than the scent of real pine. This smell reminds me that I’m home every time I walk through the door.

5. I love to eat…and there is no time I enjoy it more! My mother-in-law inspired me to make some amazing soups. I’m a vegetarian, so this Avocado Soup is my favorite (you sprinkle popcorn on it!).

Super-Easy Avocado Soup

Ingredients:

4-5 ripe avocados

Broth (I use vegetable, but feel free to use chicken broth)

A squeeze of lemon to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together, then serve at room temperature with a handful of popcorn sprinkled on top. Then eat the rest of the popcorn, of course!

6. Finally, the key to getting me through the holiday season (especially a cold, New York City one) is a trip planned with my family for January! When I know there is something warm in my future, it gives me something special to look forward to.

Thanks for the tips, Jenny! We hope you have a fun-filled holiday season, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Introducing Jenny’s Holiday Picks!

There are so many amazing new arrivals to love at Aerie, it’s hard to pick favorites. That’s what Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here for! Today, Jenny talks her absolute must-haves from the new collection that you need in your closet this season.

Read below for Jenny’s styling tips, and why you need her favorite picks in your wardrobe!

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Shop These Styles:

Sequin Bralette

Sequin Boybrief

Romantic Lace Bralette

Silky Thong

Boybrief

#1: The Sequin Bralette

“I LOVE sparkle for the holidays! A sequin bra is the perfect way to let a little shine show under your cardigan, blazer or button front shirt.”

#2: The Romantic Lace Bralette

“Eyelash lace is one of my favorite things, especially on a romantic long line bra like our lace bralette. This feels great on the skin and comes in such lush, beautiful colors.”

#3: The Silky Thong

“This fabric feels delicious (I wish you could feel it on the screen), and the colors match back perfectly to the Romantic Lace Bralette. Wear them as a set, or wear the undies on their own for a no-show panty line.”

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Shop These Styles:

Harper Pushup Bra

Sunnie Stretch Lightly Lined Bra

Boybrief

Mini Boybrief

#4: The Mini Boybrief

“So the boybrief is the perfect undie to wear with jeans…and the fox print is SO cute you’ll want to wear it all the time. Blue or pink – which one do you love?”

#5: The Sunnie Bra

“Sunnie is a favorite because she is SO fabulous! The deep plum color for fall is my new neutral, it’s sophisticated and rich, but goes under all of your darks as a black bra would.”

Jenny’s also loves our Sweater Cardigan to go over top of your cozy new looks!

She says, “This is the must-have cardigan for fall. Slightly oversized, super casual, this cardigan can go over anything whether you’re wearing a tank and pj pants around the house or running out to class in leggings. Plus I LOVE anything with pockets (I always need a place for my iPhone!).”

What are you crushing on this season at Aerie? Tell us below, or share with #AerieREAL on Instagram or Twitter!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Fall Bottoms 4 Ways: Lazy Sunday

A no-fuss lazy Sunday look is a must for our laziest day. Our favorite bottoms when we need to be comfy on the go would have to be the Aerie Classic Fit Jogger. They’re a cute look to wear around the house, but are pulled-together enough to run a quick errand, or hit brunch with your friends.

Jenny gives the rundown on how to style this soft and cozy jogger below!

Jenny’s tip? Layer on an eye-catching scarf to make a basic look your own!

 Xoxo,

Aerie

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Jenny’s Picks: Fall Favorites

Fall’s almost here! Haven’t done your shopping yet? No sweat…Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, is here to help you get ready for the cooler months with a style upgrade.

Jenny's Picks: Fall Favorites

Jenny’s here to talk her favorite Fall styles, from socks to joggers!

Watch below as Jenny gives the rundown on her favorite styles of the season, and her expert tips for wearing and pairing.

One of Jenny’s quick tips? The Aerie collection is made to mix and match! Pick your favorite bra as the foundation, then have fun with your undies in cute patterns, prints and details. It’s easy to create your own, unique look.

Jenny's Picks: Fall Favorites

With so many ways to wear and pair, the possibilities are endless!

 

Here are some of our favorite looks below! Jenny's Picks: Fall Favorites Jenny's Picks: Fall Favorites AERIE_JENNYS_PICKS_08_28_140031 Jenny's Picks: Fall FavoritesWant more tips from Jenny on Fall style? Email your fit and style questions for Jenny to AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet @Aerie with #AskJenny!

 Xoxo,

Aerie

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What to Wear Under Your AEO: Crossback Kate Dress

What goes under your AE? Aerie, of course!

The AEO Crossback Kate Dress is one of our favorites…but can pose a problem when it comes to finding the right bra and undies to wear underneath.

Our Fit & Style Expert, Jenny Altman, suggests wearing your favorite fun bra peeking out for a look that’s meant to make a statement. Or, draw all the attention to the unique design of the dress by pairing it with an Aerie Pushup Lace Bare Bra that will be totally concealed.

For an extra dose of coverage, Jenny recommends a nude boyshort or boybrief. (Remember, nude, not white, is the color you want to wear to hide your undies under white clothes!)

With these tips, you’ll be ready to hit the street with style! Watch below for all of Jenny’s tips on outfitting this look with Aerie pieces.

Want more of Jenny’s quick tips? Email her your fit and style questions at AskJenny@ae.com, or tweet your question @Aerie with #AskJenny!

Xoxo,

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#AskJenny Question of the Week: What to Wear Under White

With Labor Day Weekend quickly approaching, we’re scrambling to figure out how to get the most wear out of our favorite white pieces while the sun’s still shining. Luckily, Jenny Altman, fit and style expert for Aerie, is here with her pro tips for pieces that are perfect under your white jeans, shorts, tops, and LWD’s (Little White Dresses!). Her advice is here just in time to start planning the perfect look for the holiday weekend, or that end of summer party you’re throwing!

Q: What are the best pieces to wear under my white clothes? I don’t want my bra or undies to show through!

A:  What to wear under white…NOT WHITE!

Why not white? It’s just too bright under white clothing. If your goal is to keep your intimates “intimate”, then you really need to go with a nude tone. This color could be the actual color nude, but could also be a brown, beige or even light pink, depending on your skin tone. Keep in mind, that no matter what your skin tone (even if you are darker skinned or super fair), the color nude will always be better than white. The nude blends into any skin tone better than a white or a black.

For bras, if you want to show off a colorful piece under your white top, then go for it! If you’re looking for a piece that will stay hidden, however, Aerie carries bras in a range of nude shades, from Fair to Dark Maple.

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Basic doesn’t have to be boring…shop a rainbow of nude tones in our Best Basics Shop!

For bras, I love Sunnie, Charley, and the Lace Bare Bra in Natural Nude.

Our Best Basics Shop is a great place to look for bras and undies that come in multiple nude shades, to find the best match for your specific skin tone.

For undies, it’s as much about the color as it is about the undie design itself. Go for the most flat, seamless option you can find. You don’t want heavy lines showing through.

Our Vintage Lace undies come in multiple fits and nude tones, and the lace is smooth so the texture doesn’t peek through. These undies work great under white or light clothing that isn’t super fitted.

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The super smooth Vintage Lace collection is a great quick fix for minimizing visible undie lines!

For a TOTALLY hidden look, the Outta-Sight undie in Buff is the best. No lines and no color to be seen with these! The undies come in a range of fits from thong to boybrief, so pick the amount of coverage that’s most comfortable for you and works best with the type of clothing you’re wearing.

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Our Outta-Sight collection is your best secret weapon!

With these tips, you’ll be ready to rock your favorite white styles to celebrate the end of summer!

Have more fit & style questions for Jenny? Ask @Aerie on Twitter with #AskJenny, or email your question to AskJenny@ae.com! We’ll be answering your questions weekly (last week, she tackled your FAQ “Will a Demi Bra Work for Me?”).

 Xoxo,

Aerie

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